Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NASA warns: International Space Station under attack by insects


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

The International Space Station (ISS) is currently being attacked by powerful insects, according to a new study. The space station is infected with bacteria and fungi, adding to previous warnings about the supernatural bugs on the orbital base.

The bacteria pose a threat to the health of astronauts, but they may also be dangerous to the ISS itself, posing a threat to the “structural stability” of the station itself.

NASA said some insects were the cause of metal erosion on the ground, Means they can literally attack the space station.

NASA fears that small bacteria will affect the “structural stability” of the orbital space base. Dr Camilla Urbaniak, the first co-author of the report on “microbial and fungal communities” in the space base, said: “Some of the microorganisms we have identified at the ISS have also been involved in erosion Resulting from microbes on Earth. ”

“In addition to understanding the potential impact of microbial and fungal organisms on the health of astronauts, understanding their potential impact on the spacecraft will be important to maintain the structural stability of the crew during missions,” she said. Long-range space when routine internal maintenance can not be carried out as easily as the insects on the ISS have been associated with humans and include bacteria in gyms, offices and hospitals on Earth.

“It has been shown that the specific microbes in the indoor space on Earth affect human health, which is more important for astronauts during their space travels, because they have changed immunity and have not been able to access complex medical interventions,” said Dr. Kasturi Venkateswararan of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

In the light of possible future long-term tasks, it is important to identify the types of microorganisms that can accumulate in the unique and closed spaces associated with space travel, their duration and impact on human health and the infrastructure of spacecraft.

As bacteria develop at a frightening rate, which means that it is possible to appear mutant supernatural mutant in the space station and cause corruption, Dr. Checinska Sielaff: ‘Whether these opportunistic bacteria can cause disease in astronauts on the International Space Station is unknown, A number of factors, including the health status of each individual and how these organisms work while in the space environment, notwithstanding, the discovery of pathogenic organisms highlights the importance of further studies to examine how these microbes work on the ISS. ”

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